TAFF, GUFF, Rhysling, Tin Duck, Julius Vogel, Nebula Toastmaster and an inordinate amount of Amazing Stories news

Animated Star Trek Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Paradise Makers Star Trek – The Paradise Makers Part 1 Star Trek – The Paradise Makers Part 2 The roundup continues after the jump — Ptolemy Wept STAR TREK TAS Ptolemy Wept (1-6) “Ptolemy Wept” Animated

Italian Science Fiction Awards Shortlists
The finalists for three Italian sff awards have recently been announced. Premio Urania 2017 Finalists The stories up for the Premio Urania were revealed on March 19. Here are the finalists in alphabetical order by author: Matt Bryar, Terre rare

2018 TAFF Voting Stats
The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund administrators have released the vote counts from this year’s race which saw Swedish fan Johan Anglemark selected as the TAFF delegate to Worldcon 76. TAFF’s voting system requires each candidate to get at least 20% of

Pixel Scroll 4/7/18 The Secret Diary Of Pixel Scroll, Aged Four And Five Fifths
HUMANITY. Marko Kloos describes his reaction to “The Münster incident”. There was a vehicle-based attack in Germany today. It happened in the city of Münster, which is where I spent much of my childhood. I went to kindergarten and

Amazing Stories Kickstarter Funds Before the Fat Lady Sings
Steve Davidson was already in the process of letting everyone down easy. They weren’t going to hit the $30,000 goal, or anything like it. He wrote last night on the Amazing Stories blog: When this post first goes live, there

2018 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards Shortlist
“Books that imagine futures far and near, nudged or driven by science but still bound by the human experience,” have been named to the shortlist for the inaugural Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards. The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at

Pixel Scroll 4/6/18 The Scroller You Tick, The Pixeler You File.
ARGUMENT AGAINST COLORBLINDNESS. Chesya Burke now has set to “public” her analysis of the lack of diversity in anthologies generally, and in the horror genre particularly. Some of the arguments I’ve seen mentioned excusing the exclusion of diverse writers:

Kickstarter Tags Amazing Stories Campaign as “A Project We Love”
With just 19 hours remaining in the “Return of Amazing Stories as a Print Magazine” campaign, Kickstarter has selected it as a “Project We Love,” a notable project to be promoted to Kickstarter Followers. It’s a welcome, last-minute push because

Martin P. Robinson Announced as 2018 SFWA Nebula Awards Toastmaster
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have announced Martin P. Robinson will serve as Toastmaster for the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards Ceremony. Robinson is a puppeteer who has worked for the Jim Henson Company for 37 years,

Pixel Scroll 4/5/18 Scrollman Vs. Mr Mxyzpixeltk
SOLO MENU. Bold NEW menu inspired by Solo: A Star Wars Story. Fat, salt, sugar, and Star Wars. What could be better? (2) USAGE. How many Lego is two? Ann Leckie gives her answer. The thread starts here: PSA: If

Fahrenheit 451 Official Trailer
HBO has released a new trailer for Fahrenheit 451, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, which premieres May 19 at 8 p.m. We are not born equal. We must be made equal by the fire…and then we can be

2018 International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist
Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award, sponsored by Dublin (Ireland) City Council and managed by Dublin City Libraries. The International DUBLIN Literary Award is worth €100,000 to the winner. If the book has been

For Fans of Pitch Meeting
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Here’s a collection of ScreenRant’s humorous “Pitch Meeting” videos about sff films. Age of Ultron The rest of the links follow the jump. Ragnarok Homecoming Fantastic 4 Civil War Dawn of Justice Justice League Force Awakens

Pixel Scroll 4/4/18 Scroll Me, Ray Pixelbury
SFWA GIVERS FUNDRAISER. The SFWA charity auctions resume April 5. All auction proceeds will be earmarked for the SFWA Givers Fund which is used to disperse grants to deserving applicants, along with bolstering the existing Emergency Medical (EMF) and

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #28
Martin Luther King and 2001: A Space Odyssey, Plus 50 By Chris M. Barkley: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep

Alternate History and Futurity, With Dragons and Samurai: NYSF Readings Feature Chris Claremont and Chandler Klang Smith
By Mark L. Blackman: On the rainy (though not snowy) evening of Tuesday, April 3, at its venue, the Brooklyn Commons Café in Downtownish Brooklyn, the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series featured offerings from authors Chris Claremont

2018 GUFF Winner
Polish fan Marcin Klak is the 2018 GUFF delegate. GUFF is the Get Up and Over (or Going Under) Fan Fund which transports SF fans from Australasia to Europe (and vice versa). Klak will attend Continuum in Melbourne, Australia over

2018 TAFF Result
Swedish fan Johan Anglemark has been voted this year’s Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund delegate to Worldcon 76 in San Jose over August 16-20, 2018. TAFF co-administrator John Purcell described it as “a very close, highly contested race.” Complete voting result breakdowns

By John Hertz: Here’s one I missed entirely. I think it’s worth your attention. It was certainly worth mine. You now have an excuse given by me to rebuke my not staying in touch with Electronicland. I knew Baen had

Pixel Scroll 4/3/18 You Got The Jong Number For That Pixel Scroll
WHEN TROLLS ATTACK. The London Film and Comic Con told readers how they responded to a trolling attack. Now to an important activity that really did affect us last week and it did catch us out for a few

2018 Rhysling Award Finalists
The Science Fiction Poetry Association has finalized its 2018 Rhysling Award candidates, reports the group’s publication StarLine 41.2. Ninety-three members voted. The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for

Cats Sleep on SFF: Black Tides of Heaven
Joe H. asks: How about SFF on a (not-entirely-sleeping) cat? This is Jin, and the work in question is JY Yang’s Black Tides of Heaven. This is what usually happens when I try to lay on the couch and read.

2018 Tin Duck Award Winners
The Western Australian Science Fiction Achievement Awards, known as the Tin Ducks, were presented this past weekend at Swancon 2018. All the nominees are shown, with the winners in BOLD. Best Professional Long Written Work WINNER: Terra Nullius – Claire

2018 Sir Julius Vogel Award Winners
The winners of the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced. The awards recognize excellence in science fiction, fantasy and horror by New Zealanders. The winners were decided by a vote of the members of SFFANZ, the Science Fiction

Pixeless Scroll 4/2/18
It’s not so much the long day I just put helping deal with business for my mother, it’s that forgot to pack my mouse along with the laptop. So let’s make this a do-it-yourself Scroll — pitch in whatever you’ve

Top 10 Posts for March 2018
Chris Barkley’s proposal to name the Worldcon’s new YA Book Award after an undisclosed person (and the blowup that ensued), and the banning of Will Shetterly by the 4th Street Fantasy Convention, were the most-read stories here in the month

Pixel Scroll 4/1/18 Oh Lord, Pixel Let Me Be Misunderscrolled
OKORAFOR INTERVIEW. In the Chicago Tribune, “Nnedi Okorafor talks words, career, ‘Black Panther’ and C2E2”. Q: You write for adults, the young … is there anything you can’t do? A: I can’t write poetry. Q: What does your Google …

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